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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, an Indiana University (IU) Bloomington alumnus, will be presented with an honorary degree during the bicentennial winter commencement on Saturday, Dec. 21.

IU will confer honorary degrees, the highest academic honor the university can bestow, to Subbaswamy and Dan Coats, former U.S. senator and director of national intelligence.

"We are extremely... Read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –  UMass Amherst is sponsoring the appearance of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jodi Kantor at the Springfield Public Forum on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in Symphony Hall. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy will introduce Kantor, and Kathy Roberts Forde, a UMass journalism professor, will serve as moderator for the evening. The event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:45am
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is presenting a talk, “Get Better Faster: Intensive Trauma Focused Psychotherapy,” by Ricky Greenwald, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Life Science Lab, room S330.

The lecture will explore the rationale,... Read more

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:30am
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The expanded University Without Walls (UWW) at UMass Amherst officially unveiled its new physical location on campus Oct. 22, where staff will provide support for students at every stage in their educational and professional lives.

Fennick McCredie Architecture of Boston, led by project architect Katherine Brekka, designed the new, open space at 350 Campus Center Way, which includes... Read more

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 8:30am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is launching a new brand campaign. We’re excited about capturing the essence of our top-ranked university—our exceptional students, brilliant faculty, cutting-edge research, and extensive outreach—and sharing it with the world. At UMass Amherst, we are dedicated to freedom, to opportunity, and to the pursuit of progress. These are the core values that... Read more

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In October, the Isenberg School of Management will host a two-day summit for students on how they can be effective in integrating diversity and inclusion practices into business cultures. The summit is the first of its kind at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the first in the Pioneer Valley.

“There are groups that are historically underrepresented in the workplace, inclusion... Read more

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 3:15pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

BOSTON – In August 2019, the five-campus University of Massachusetts system endorsed the 10 principles of the Age-Friendly University, as defined by Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network at Dublin City University, joining an international effort intended to highlight the role of higher... Read more

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 9:30am
Monday, September 9, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has climbed into the Top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities, coming in at No. 24 among the approximately 130 public institutions ranked in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S.... Read more

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:30am
Thursday, August 29, 2019

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have been awarded a $390,483 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role of coordinated brain and heart activity in the rapid development of self-regulation in 3- to 5-year-olds. 

“How the heart functions in collaboration with the brain during a period of tremendous development and change is just ripe for research,”... Read more

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD RN-BC CRRN FGSA FAAN, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing, was recently appointed Interim Dean of the College of Nursing.   

Dr. Jacelon replaced Stephen J. Cavanagh, who served as Dean of the UMass Amherst College of Nursing since September 2011.

A faculty member at UMass Amherst College of Nursing since 1994, Dr. Jacelon... Read more

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